Just on the heels of the news that Australian fast bowler Brett Lee
is making Bollywood debut opposite actress Amrita Rao in a sports
film titled Victory, another news has broke out that Pakistan's
Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar too is set to enter Bollywood.
Sanghamitra Choudhary, who had directed two Bengali films and an
English film so far, is trying to rope in Pakistani fast bowler to
Bollywood. Sanghamitra along with production manager Payal Mehta
said that it is almost certain that Shoaib would act in their film,
which would take off by March next year. She added that they have
to talk to his business manager for the final approval.
to be titled Mein Our Meri Himmat is said to be about the life of a
cricketer. Akhtar will play himself. It is a comedy flick with lots
of twists and turns, wherein a young Indian Punjabi girl contacts
him through internet. Adding more spice to the film, the makers of
the film are trying to cast either latest Bollywood sensation
Deepika Padukone or Hansika Motwani for the heroine role.
Shoaib is said to have shown keen interest on the script but
insiders said that he is demanding a whopping Rs.8 crores while the
makers of the film are offering only Rs.1 crore. He had earlier
rejected director Mahesh Bhatt's home production Gangster, which
eventually became a big hit.
Well, he should not miss the bus this time around!